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NSW Health slammed for decision to split 800 of the state's health bureaucrats across two buildings - Daily Telegraph

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Daily Telegraph

NSW Health slammed for decision to split 800 of the state's health bureaucrats across two buildings
Daily Telegraph
The Public Service Association of NSW has written to NSW Health noting they're “extremely concerned” about the interim move which would be “extremely disruptive … reflecting poor planning and decision making … and is an additional impost on the ...

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Behind their smiles, skimpies juggle the stigma of their profession with FIFO mental health pressures - ABC News

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ABC News

Behind their smiles, skimpies juggle the stigma of their profession with FIFO mental health pressures
ABC News
Jennifer Bowers, chief executive of Rural and Remote Mental Health, said the prevalence of mental distress among FIFO workers was almost three times the national average. Dr Bowers' research found there was a particularly high risk among 25 to 34 year ...

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Medicare: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows costs of ... - NEWS.com.au

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 21:58

NEWS.com.au

Medicare: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows costs of ...
NEWS.com.au
MEDICARE is fast failing to cover the costs of most doctors' services with some patients having to pay more than $600 extra a year to stay healthy.

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Whistleblower, leaked documents expose deadly failures at Coffs Harbour Hospital - ABC News

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 19:10

ABC News

Whistleblower, leaked documents expose deadly failures at Coffs Harbour Hospital
ABC News
Jaimie Byrne was supposed to be checked by nurses every 15 to 30 minutes while he was sleeping at Coffs Harbour Hospital in NSW on July 5, 2014. But the 42-year-old was found dead inside the mental health unit the next morning, leaving his wife and ...

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The $30 billion in health costs eating a hole in your pocket - Daily Telegraph

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:06

Daily Telegraph

The $30 billion in health costs eating a hole in your pocket
Daily Telegraph
Hefty doctors charges are adding to patient costs with a massive $3 billion a year in medical gap fees not covered by Medicare or health funds. New data on out of pocket spending on Medicare services released by the Australian Institute of Health and ...

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'Arrogant' private health changes could hit less wealthy hard - 9news.com.au

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:42

9news.com.au

'Arrogant' private health changes could hit less wealthy hard
9news.com.au
Big changes are coming to private health insurance that are meant to make things simpler but doctors and patients say Australians could be caught out by the new four-tier system. "I don't think they're going to simplify anything at all, in fact I think ...

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Inquiry to look at My Health Record system - SBS

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:26

SBS

Inquiry to look at My Health Record system
SBS
Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised to change laws so police and government agencies will need a court order to obtain patient data. Greens leader and doctor Richard Di Natale said there were serious concerns around the My Health Record system.

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Doctors seek national child health focus - NEWS.com.au

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:53

Doctors seek national child health focus
NEWS.com.au
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Inequities in Child Health Forum was held at Parliament House on Wednesday, where paediatricians highlighted the challenges the health system poses to some families. Paediatrician and co-chair of the ...

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A Spring Affair will raise money for Amaranth Foundation's innovative wraparound chronic illness and palliative care ... - The Border Mail

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:33

The Border Mail

A Spring Affair will raise money for Amaranth Foundation's innovative wraparound chronic illness and palliative care ...
The Border Mail
AN innovative wraparound healthcare service is resonating with people throughout the Riverina. Corowa and Wagga-based Amaranth Foundation gets five to seven referrals a week and has 3500 clients on its books. It has outreach clinics in Albury-Wodonga ...

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'Grave concerns': My Health changes slammed - News Mail

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 18:03

News Mail

'Grave concerns': My Health changes slammed
News Mail
EXCLUSIVE: Doctors are demanding further changes to the My Health Act as it emerges a person's sensitive health information could be handled by the immigration department and the Australian Taxation Office. As Health Minister Greg Hunt prepares to ...
Senate agrees to new probe for My Health RecordiTnews
Inquiry to examine security of My Health Record systemThe New Daily

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How Dominique Lamb is helping to challenge a 'dangerous' health stereotype - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:01

The Sydney Morning Herald

How Dominique Lamb is helping to challenge a 'dangerous' health stereotype
The Sydney Morning Herald
Heart Foundation CEO John Kelly said public awareness was so alarmingly low that women aged 30 to 65 were less likely to speak to their GP about heart disease (23 per cent compared to 31 per cent of men) or have a heart health check (28 per cent ...

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Paediatricians call for 'Gonski' approach to child health - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 14:00

The Sydney Morning Herald

Paediatricians call for 'Gonski' approach to child health
The Sydney Morning Herald
The peak body for paediatricians has called for a Gonski-style approach to deliver Australian children equal access to healthcare. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says higher levels of obesity, mental health and behavioural problems among ...

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Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC - The Conversation UK

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:59

The Conversation UK

Here's a mental health workout that's as simple as ABC
The Conversation UK
People intuitively know what is best for their mental health. A new approach suggests enforcing this belief like regular exercise.

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'There will be a breach': Labor vows to fix My Health Record - The Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 05:47

The Sydney Morning Herald

'There will be a breach': Labor vows to fix My Health Record
The Sydney Morning Herald
The federal opposition has pledged to fight for wider changes to the government's electronic health records system to address "significant" privacy and security concerns, including for children and domestic violence victims. Labor called on Tuesday for ...
Labor pushes inquiry into My Health RecordiTnews
Labor call for probe into My Health RecordNEWS.com.au

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You can't learn if you can't hear - focus on ear health - Katherine Times

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:42

Katherine Times

You can't learn if you can't hear - focus on ear health
Katherine Times
Dozens of local Ear Health Project Officers will spearhead the program to fight hearing loss among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the NT. The Hearing for Learning initiative will be established in 20 urban, rural and remote sites ...

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Talking to young migrant and refugee patients about sexual health - RACGP

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:33

RACGP

Talking to young migrant and refugee patients about sexual health
RACGP
These words were spoken by Liz*, who is 21 years old and of African heritage, during a study that was recently published in the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP), 'Talking to migrant and refugee young people about sexual health in general ...

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Talking to young migrant and refugee patients about sexual health - RACGP

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:33

RACGP

Talking to young migrant and refugee patients about sexual health
RACGP
These words were spoken by Liz, who is 21 years old and of African heritage, during a study that was recently published in the Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP), 'Talking to migrant and refugee young people about sexual health in general ...

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